Startup Pitch Session At MENA ICT Forum Organized By Microsoft And Oasis 500

| Sep 28, 2010 | comment Leave a comment

MENA ICT ForumMicrosoft Jordan and Oasis 500 will be organizing a Startup Pitch session during the MENA ICT Forum that is being held in Amman, Jordan on October 10th, 2010.

During the Startup Pitch Session, around seven of the top Jordanian startups will present their ideas to Corporate Vice President of Evangelism at Microsoft, Mr. Walid Abu-Hadba.

Abu-Hadba is responsible for Microsoft programs for Startups and Local Software Economy world-wide, in addition to Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy.

Ms. Rula Ammuri, Country Manager of Microsoft Jordan says that this session comes to show Microsoft’s commitment to supporting Startups in Jordan, helping them build connections with the company and grow their businesses.

This comes as a continuation of an interesting program that Microsoft has been pushing worldwide is BizSpark, which aims at assisting and backing startups by giving them free access to software, tech support and introductions to its business partners around the world; making it easier for them to get a small business or startup idea off the ground.

According to Microsoft, their help for Jordanian startups through the BizSpark initiative is estimated at around $10 Million in software licenses so far. Fifty-Four Jordanian startups have enrolled in BizSpark, and the door is still open for more startups to enroll through their site BizSpark.com.

On the other hand, Oasis 500, the new Jordanian initiative to aid and fund entrepreneurs, which was previously covered here, will be cooperating with Microsoft to organize the Startup Pitch Session. Oasis 500 will be holding the competition to select the seven startups that will get to participate in the session.

[Full Disclosure: StartUpArabia is a media partner for MENA ICT Forum 2010.]

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